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2014 Day Camps and Teen Workshops


WINTER WONDERLAND MINI CAMP - Ages 8-14     Fee: $75 for 1 session or $125 for 2 sessions
CAHS is proud to present our 5th annual winter camp experience! The coolest way to warm-up during break is to cozy up with fuzzy friends at the shelter. Campers will be invited to pet and play with the animals, as well as, enjoy a variety of games and art projects. Themes and activities change daily. Pre-registration is required. Campers will interact with designated shelter pets in a safe, supervised environment. Camp will run from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from December 22-23 and/or December 29-30. Campers must bring a sack lunch and snack daily. Please bring appropriate gear for outdoor activities. CAHS will send out a confirmation packet once we process your application.



Animal Adventure Camp - Ages 8-12     Fee: $150

This camp presents a new animal theme each day. Campers will explore pets and the animal kingdom through games, art, activities, and special visitors. Hands-on TLC time with our animals is always part of the day.

Session 1: June 16-20 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Session 2: July 21-25 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Before care from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and after care from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $50.

K9 Training Workshop: Beginner-Intermediate - Ages 12-16     Fee: $150 (plus $25 for a canine camper) 

Teens will learn and practice positive reinforcement training techniques in this exciting, hands-on workshop. Participants will work with shelter pets in obedience, tricks, and agility. You may choose to bring your own dog for an additional $25. (All dogs must be approved, in advance, by a CAHS Behaviorist)

Session 1: June 23-27 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 2: July 28-August 1 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
*Space is limited to eight trainers per session.


Introduction to Animal Careers - Ages 10-14     Fee: $175

Animal lovers are provided the opportunity to explore a variety of creature careers in this fun and educational camp experience. Guest speakers, projects, and a field trip provide insight into animal-related occupations. Campers will develop valuable handling skills during TLC time with our pets.
Session 1: July 7-11 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Before care from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and after care from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $50.


Jr. Explorers Pet Camp - Ages 4-8     Fee: $75
This mini-version of our popular Adventure Camp is perfect for the first time campers & animal handlers. Explorers will learn about pets and animal safety through stories, games, art, and TLC time with our pets.

Session 1: July 14-18 from 12-4:30 p.m.

*After care from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $25.


Pre-Veterinary Workshop - Ages 13-16     Fee: $175
This workshop provides a unique exploration into the diverse field of veterinary medicine. Participants will work with local vets and specialists to develop some of the critical skills for an animal medical career. Teens will observe and assist in our clinic, attend a field trip to MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, and complete a course in pet first aid and CPR. These future vets will also practice basic handling and training with a wide variety of animals. Campers must provide and wear scrub pants daily.
Session 1: August 5-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


K9 Training Workshop: Advanced (NEW) - Ages 12-16     Fee: $150

Pre-requisite: Teens must have attended at least one session of K9 Training Workshop prior to enrollment.

CAHS is excited to present an advanced class for teen trainers. Students will delve more deeply into the world of pet behavior and training. Trainers will continue to practice and improve positive reinforcement training and special skills. They will also perform further research in body language, temperament evaluations, and breed histories to create a long-term training strategy for a shelter dog.

Session 3: August 11-15 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Bark in the Arts Camp - Ages 10-14     Fee: $175
This creative camp examines how animals have influenced the worlds of art and pop culture. Use the CAHS pets as inspiration for your own, unique works of art. Campers will learn beginner and intermediate techniques in photography, sewing, and other disciplines. Campers must provide their own digital camera.
Session 1: August 18-22 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Before care from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and after care from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $50.

2014 Summer Camp Registration Form 

For more information on our camps and workshops, please contact:

Lindsay Sandusky, Humane Educator
Capital Area Humane Society
(517) 626-6821 ext. 130
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